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bubbalouie - Posted - 07/12/2018:  20:03:10


As an old guy that saw some people ostracized for smoking a doobie, I can't believe this.



cisnfm.com/news/4326038/when-b...-of-weed/



Kamloops. That's the real name of the place! 



They're calling it Kamsterdam! 



 


Edited by - bubbalouie on 07/12/2018 20:13:49

bubbalouie - Posted - 07/12/2018:  20:21:27


If you are crossing the border & they ask you if you know any CANADIANS just say no! 

Tractor1 - Posted - 07/12/2018:  20:44:26


And I thought it was my fault that these Canadians ,on the hangout , were not comprehending me.

Paul R - Posted - 07/12/2018:  21:58:08


Right, Bob. Now we'll have weed sommeliers.

brewerpaul - Posted - 07/13/2018:  05:05:11


quote:

Originally posted by Paul R

Right, Bob. Now we'll have weed sommeliers.






I visited a licensed Maryland medical cannabis dispensary yesterday, and you really do need the equivalent of a sommelier. It's a whole different experience from the "inhalation therapy" of my college days. The options are boggling.

figmo59 - Posted - 07/13/2018:  05:37:42


Um you ment ...
Bonging.....Didint'cha....,!?
;0)

Owen - Posted - 07/13/2018:  05:53:58


quote:

Originally posted by Tractor1

And I thought it was my fault that these Canadians ,on the hangout , were not comprehending me.






You're jumping the gun, Tom.... Oct.17th. is the big date.   wink



I suspect this will turn out to be another of those "middle ground" things..... I think there'll be some change, but not as calamitous as some forecast.     Again... just my inexpert opinion.

Tractor1 - Posted - 07/13/2018:  06:05:24


There will probably be more misplacing things,sitting through green lights. Wah wah pedals will make a re entry.

Owen - Posted - 07/13/2018:  06:11:14


Just heard this story on CBC radio...although this link is to CTV: ctvnews.ca/canada/why-investin...1.4011813



Edit: Bubba, are the residents referred to as Kamloopers? ...Kamloopians?  ..Kamloopies?  .....?   


Edited by - Owen on 07/13/2018 06:15:08

Tractor1 - Posted - 07/13/2018:  06:37:40


It is a testament to the lack of human intelligence ,to be so worried about this. So many other truly important causes would benefit from these resources,being used here. This is possibly  a trail some are taking to verify their employment.



 

donc - Posted - 07/13/2018:  07:58:02


We have become so ingrained in the liquor culture that we consider it to be absolutely normal. I'm not blowing my horn here for weed because it has no appeal for me at this point. Maybe if I develop some painful physical condition that can't be beaten I will become a good customer. Ever since I tasted scotch for the first time as a little kid I've wondered why anyone ever had the appetite to drink something that tasted like paint thinner. Since then I've always wondered why my town was full of people who would drink to get stupid. Being accused of being stupid was never a badge of honor but being drunk was cool. Today we are seeing a new way of getting sh*t faced. Its not really new. In Mexico they have been using it as a pain killer for hundreds of years. The only real complainers and lobbyists are hidden from our view. They are the liquor producers and the legal drug manufacturers.


Edited by - donc on 07/13/2018 07:59:43

Craig_B - Posted - 07/13/2018:  10:17:13


quote:

Originally posted by donc

We have become so ingrained in the liquor culture that we consider it to be absolutely normal. I'm not blowing my horn here for weed because it has no appeal for me at this point. Maybe if I develop some painful physical condition that can't be beaten I will become a good customer. Ever since I tasted scotch for the first time as a little kid I've wondered why anyone ever had the appetite to drink something that tasted like paint thinner. Since then I've always wondered why my town was full of people who would drink to get stupid. Being accused of being stupid was never a badge of honor but being drunk was cool. Today we are seeing a new way of getting sh*t faced. Its not really new. In Mexico they have been using it as a pain killer for hundreds of years. The only real complainers and lobbyists are hidden from our view. They are the liquor producers and the legal drug manufacturers.






I've always thought it tastes like liquid dust.

Paul R - Posted - 07/13/2018:  11:15:23


quote:

Originally posted by Craig_B

quote:

Originally posted by donc

We have become so ingrained in the liquor culture that we consider it to be absolutely normal. I'm not blowing my horn here for weed because it has no appeal for me at this point. Maybe if I develop some painful physical condition that can't be beaten I will become a good customer. Ever since I tasted scotch for the first time as a little kid I've wondered why anyone ever had the appetite to drink something that tasted like paint thinner. Since then I've always wondered why my town was full of people who would drink to get stupid. Being accused of being stupid was never a badge of honor but being drunk was cool. Today we are seeing a new way of getting sh*t faced. Its not really new. In Mexico they have been using it as a pain killer for hundreds of years. The only real complainers and lobbyists are hidden from our view. They are the liquor producers and the legal drug manufacturers.






I've always thought it tastes like liquid dust.






Back in university guys were drinking beer and rum and Coke and other stuff. It didn't make sense to me to spend all that money on something I didn't like, just to get used to it. I never saw the appeal of getting drunk, either. Plus, I recall a prof who suggested it wasn't a good idea to let something take control of us. The sight of a fellow student hammered and unable to walk (actually lying on a table) wasn't something that inspired admiration.

Owen - Posted - 07/13/2018:  11:50:38


Lying on a table you say, Paul?    My MIL, an Irish war bride, thought this was kinda funny, so who am I to argue?    google.ca/search?q=irish+yoga+...dOkQV_dM:



Edit... she was Irish... a war bride of WWII...just so nobody wonders "which Irish war?"   wink


Edited by - Owen on 07/13/2018 11:54:44

banjo bill-e - Posted - 07/13/2018:  12:04:13


You know, from an outside observer's point of view, having sex also looks like a ridiculous and uncomfortable and unsanitary activity. So why would anyone want to do that? Let me suggest that observing intoxication does not communicate any of it's attractions. Like having sex, experience beats speculation as to any possible benefits.
And perhaps a "little kid" is not the best judge of Scotch!

Perhaps any anthropologists among us could tell us just how long, but humans have been discovering and seeking out intoxicating substances for a very long time now. Think that all of those people, through all of those ages, were just trying to "look cool"?

Rawhide Creek - Posted - 07/13/2018:  12:39:03


I’ve always thought a Rusty Nail was a cruel thing to do to Drambuie.

Brian T - Posted - 07/13/2018:  13:01:06


All sorts of little bits of plants get stuck in the rough baked clays of paleo pottery.
Some of those plant pieces, the "phytoliths," are unique enough for species identification.

People have been eating and experimenting with plants for maybe 0.5 Myr or more.
There have been no new valuable plants discovered in recorded histroy.
Everything we have has been used by humanity for longer than that.

That puts wine in the Middle East back about 6,000 yrs BCE.

Just for the experiments, I'm happy to guess 8,000 yrs BCE is a conservative guess.

prooftheory - Posted - 07/13/2018:  13:32:39


quote:

Originally posted by Brian T



Everything we have has been used by humanity for longer than that.



 






Brussels Sprouts,  red grapefruit, carolina reaper?  This is a weird claim that requires a very particular understanding of "Everything we have" in order to come up with an interpretation that could be true.  

Brian T - Posted - 07/13/2018:  15:45:49


Yes, it is a fact that we can and have bred all sorts of derivatives, as fancy as will be market driven.
I'm claiming that there are no wild plants which have not been investigated in prehistory.

Consider the garden vegetable, the beet. Many people eat the enlarged root part, some also like to eat the tops.
Secondly, that same plant was artificially selected and bred for sugar content.
A temperate zone defense from tropical cane sugar monopolies.

The original plant is a leafy green perennial with almost no root which is native to the North Sea coast.
I have a package of seeds from that wild plant species on the desk in front of me.

prooftheory - Posted - 07/13/2018:  16:45:53


quote:

Originally posted by Brian T



I'm claiming that there are no wild plants which have not been investigated in prehistory.



 






Even this claim requires a weird sort of interpretation.  What do you mean by "investigated"?  Do you merely mean that someone figured out whether it was poisonous? Do you mean that all wild plants that could ever be domesticated had already been so in pre-history?  Clearly you can't mean that every possible usage of every possible strain of every plant had already been discovered in pre-history.

donc - Posted - 07/13/2018:  16:58:50


I once read where many modern drug products are extracts or molecular copies of the herbal remedies from traditional medicine.

Brian T - Posted - 07/13/2018:  17:32:14


I meant "investigated." What can you do with it? Do the experiments. Eat it? Snort it? Clean wounds with it?
We haven't found anything new in recorded history that was not already on the menu.

Better yet, modern medical researchers are looking into traditional First Nations natural medicines with good results for the purposes claimed. I've watched it happen.

But, we do understand how to manipulate the genetics of living things in deliberate breedings and cross pollinations.
There's your Afghan Hound and seedless watermelon.

It appears that people have been very busy as foragers in the landscape.
Consider the natural sweetener Stevia.
Nobody knows how long that plant has been used = it's nothing new.

bubbalouie - Posted - 07/13/2018:  21:03:42


That's what I'm talkin' about Owen! 



Ha! Ha! Tractor! I'm pretty sure we inherited our drug culture from Mexican & Colombian weed smuggled up from down south!



No stems no seeds. Acapulco gold is Bad *ss weed.



Panama Red will steal your woman then he'll steal your head.



 


Edited by - bubbalouie on 07/13/2018 21:15:38

bubbalouie - Posted - 07/13/2018:  21:32:46


quote:

Originally posted by Owen

Just heard this story on CBC radio...although this link is to CTV: ctvnews.ca/canada/why-investin...1.4011813



Edit: Bubba, are the residents referred to as Kamloopers? ...Kamloopians?  ..Kamloopies?  .....?   






I used  to travel back & forth across the border, sometimes without I.D. 



They would run your name through & if you you had a clean criminal record & drivers abstract you were good to go!



Now I need a Passport. Haven't been for years.

Brian T - Posted - 07/13/2018:  21:32:56


You have not been exposed to "Dunster Bud."
With Greyhound pulling out, our export market is going to collapse.

flyingsquirrelinlay - Posted - 07/14/2018:  05:36:35


Is it an Irish proverb that alcohol is proof that God wants us to be happy?

Brian T - Posted - 07/14/2018:  07:16:56


Same with bacon. Eating bacon makes people happy.
Nobody ever cries or gets angry eating bacon.

Owen - Posted - 07/14/2018:  07:39:27


... bacon??  ...isn't that a slice of fat with a couple of thread-like strips of red in it?   devil

Rawhide Creek - Posted - 07/14/2018:  11:08:20


quote:

Originally posted by flyingsquirrelinlay

Is it an Irish proverb that alcohol is proof that God wants us to be happy?






Check Psalm 104:15.

banjo bill-e - Posted - 07/14/2018:  11:20:07


Russ, to bring this one back to the OP, check the previous verse for --" and herb for the service of man:"

Owen - Posted - 07/24/2018:  06:42:06


Manitoba's plan....cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/ca...1.4758488

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